Friendship Changes Everything?
Kind of Activity:
Students infer how the story would be different if Frances had found a friend earlier in the book.
Common Core Standards:
Have students discuss how it changed Frances after she met and befriended Mary Littlejohn late in the book. Encourage students to discuss how Frances's life, outlook, and plans might have been different had she met Mary earlier, before the wedding and Frankie's plans to escape.
Students work in small groups to write an "alternative summary" of the book, focusing on Frances's attitude, state of mind, and plans, had she met and become...
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